Vedresia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000487


Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: genus

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): The Early Cretaceous mesofossil flora of Torres Vedras (NE of Forte da Forca), Portugal: a palaeofloristic analysis of an early angiosperm community. – Fossil Imprint 75(2): 153–257.

Page of description: 227


Vedresia elliptica E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit small, elliptical in lateral and transverse views, unilocular and apparently one-seeded without remains of hypanthium or stamen scars. Stigma indistinct, sessile. Pollen broadly elliptical to circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate with a long colpus extending for the full length of the pollen. Colpus margin distinct. Semitectate-reticulate, columellate, heterobrochate Lumina around colpus margin much smaller than lumina over the rest of the grain. Muri smooth without supratectal ornamentation.


From part of name of Torres Vedras where the fossils were found.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Vedresia elliptica E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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